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Anthropology Department

231 West 6th Street, Powell, WY 82435


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Judson Finley

JUDSON FINLEY, Adjunct Faculty, is a recent PhD in Anthropology from Washington State University and is director of the Summertime Program in Wyoming Archaeology at Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming. Judson has 15 years of field and research experience working on the Northern Plains and Middle Rocky Mountains. He holds a BA in Anthropology (1996) from the University of Wyoming and an MA in Anthropology from Washington State University (2001) where he wrote a thesis exploring Late Holocene geoarchaeology and paleoenvironments of the Bighorn Mountains.  Since 2000 he has directed field studies in the Bighorn Mountains, developing an educational program in Wyoming archaeology through Northwest College that brings archaeological field opportunities to the residents of northwestern Wyoming’s many small communities.  He was assistant editor of American Antiquity from 2001-2002, visiting professor of anthropology at Northwest College from 2002-2003, and currently teaches classes through Washington State University’s Distance Degree Program. His membership in professional organizations includes the Society for American Anthropology, the Plains Anthropological Society, and the Wyoming Archaeological Society.